Writing Opportunities for September

Wollongong Writers Festival Short Story Prize 2017 This prize is awarded to a story up to 2,500 words on the theme ‘World-Changing Words’. The winning entry will receive $1,000 and publication in Mascara Literary Review. This competition is open to everyone, and entry is $15 to be paid via PayPal. Entries close 15th September. The…

Writing Opportunities for July

Opportunities for July City of Rockingham Short Fiction Awards “Authors can submit up to three stories. Entered stories must be inspired by, drawn upon, or use the theme of the artwork “Arts Centre Cafe” by Daniela Selir (1994), which can be found on the entry form.” Pieces must be between 1,000 and 4,000 words, categories in Touth,…

Writing Opportunities for June

Writing Opportunities for June 2017 Grieve Writing Competition In honour of Grief Awareness month (August), the Hunter Writers Centre is seeking submissions of short stories, up to 500 words, or poetry, up to 36 lines. For writers over 18 years, theme is to express grief and loss. Closing 9th June. hunterwriterscentre.org/grieve-project.html Overland special winter issue…

Writing Opportunities for April + submissions are still open!

We have just released our monthly round up opportunities for writers – they can be found on our Writing Opportunities page. We are still accepting submissions for issue 18: Black Hole, and we are also still seeking submissions for cover art for issue 18. You could see your artwork on the cover of the Underground…

Perth Writers Festival 2017 – Big Bold Ideas

A review of this year’s Perth Writers Festival by Jess G Big Bold Ideas was the theme of this year’s Perth Writers Festival, held from February 23rd– 26th as part of the Perth International Arts Festival. Packed full of passionate and courageous writers covering a multitude of political topics, the cornerstone of the festival was…

Local Literary Spotlight: Perth Writers Festival

Hi all, As you all probably know, the Perth Writers Festival is next week, running from the 24th of February through to the 26th. There will be stalls, workshops, lectures and panels with guest authors – local, national and international including the fabulous and hilarious Marieke Hardy, Germaine Greer, Thomas Keneally…a whole host of writers…

Adelaide Format Festival: Academy of Words 2011

Hey guys, Chris here. So you might have noticed with the last blog post that Underground was invited over to Adelaide for the Format Festival Academy of Words. Pretty big deal for a small street ‘zine! So it was that I flew over to Adelaide two weeks ago (so I’m a little late posting the…

NaNoWriMo is over!

Well, if there are any budding writers out there that took part in the madness known as National Novel Writing Month this November, my hat is off to you! Four out of our five editors gave it a crack this year, with three of them pulling through at the end with one finished novel on…